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Is an independant Scotland going to be bad for the remainder of the Un-United Kingdom?

Poll closed Sep 20, 2014.
  1. Yes without a doubt it would have serious social/economic repercussions

    37.5%
  2. Yes but only a marginal effect

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. No not at all but would prefer we remain intact anyway

    25.0%
  4. No not at all, they can do whatever they want, we will be better off without them

    0 vote(s)
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  5. Does anyone outside of Scotland really care anyway?

    37.5%
  1. Jaffakeik

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    I bought one gamefest ticket for friend and no names are shown on ticket.So I just happy than someone wanted to go with me to gamefest :) too bad my GF isnt going,so got 2 tickets more to buy or to waste :)
     
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    The valves are the (now rare) 7355 type, which were underdriven so work for ages. It's a stereo valve amp, Harmon Kardon A500. It also comes with 2 extra sets of output valves (8 spares for 4 working valves).

    cheesy if you are still interested drop me a PM but it's bloody heavy so I'm really looking for London based sale :)
     
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    7355's are pretty vintage (1960's) . Im a sucker for a vintage crunch tone on the guitar

    the valves are only specified for 18watts though.
     
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    6l6's are pretty much a drop in,that will give 100w and ofcourse they are cheaper/easier to replace.
    GLWS millenium thats a rare item.
     
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    Me got new FS thread. Me poor having to sell parts :( Me sad panda.
     
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    its horrible being poor aint it.
    i can see a lively pub from my balcony but never got money to squander there!
    saying that,some guy who's walk in fridge i fixed last week called me back on the pretence of it being busted,and we got properly mangled :laugh:
    sambucca and absinth caused one helluva headache..
     
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    :laugh: well that's the way to work! Not bad at all! Well, apart from the headache...
     
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    haha
    i inadvertantly pulled the blokes daughter too,but being a fine upstanding citizen i done the right thing and ignored all advances!
    GO ME:laugh:
     
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    you might need to re-bias the amp if you did that. the voltages for the 2 tubes might not be the same.

    my guitar amp was a little over £300. due to them giving me the amp at that price. certain features have been left out of it such as a pot to re-bias the amp/tubes which allows me to use different tubes. which means im stuck using 6L6's, 5881's or KT66's. I have heard of people using EL34s without a problem though. as the amp is very similar to a Fender Hotrod/hotrod deluxe.

    I could mod my amp and pit a bias pot in myself but im lazy, and i dont gig anymore so theres little reason for me to touch it
     
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    yea your right but changing tubes means rebiasing anyways
    (unless it is one of the remodels of the GEC amps that used auto biasing,offsetting one tubes qualities against its opposite(only in p/p configs))
    also peg4 may have to be disconnected but these are minor issues really as even undervolted tubes will only last so long so and bringing the amp into a higher power/more current lineup will pay dividends.
    6l6/kt66 are good tubes,to my mind far superior to el34's,but then it depends on application,i favour tubes for bass and tops and transistor output (valve pre amp'd) mids.

    Nothing beats 2nd/3rd order harmonics that full valve sets disperse at full chat <3 gosh the thought of shaka's old set brings back lovely memories...3600w in kt88 goodness,flat sound until the tubes warmed up then one helluva weight line!!
     
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    Anybody here know much about Mountain Bikes? I'm thinking whether to upgrade stuff on mine or to sell mine and get another one.
     
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    depends what you want to know
     
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    Mountain bike + engine = speed (+ possibly death)

    So do not fit an engine unless you want to possibly die

    EDIT: Got to go paint-balling tommorow, sounds painful
     
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    Well, this is vague since I don't know much. But for instance, looking at suspension, disc brakes, wheels and gears the bill comes up to nearly £500.. but for that price there are some decent entry level bikes.

    Guess the quesion is really.. is £500 of upgrades better than £500 of new metal?
     
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    depends on your bike frame. what bike have you currently got?
     
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    You can change everything, but you might have to live with only 1 disc brake in the front as the bike doesnt have a place to mount one onto the frame at the back.

    your call really. Best thing to do is take it down to Evans and see what they say. Dont take it to halfords. those guys have no idea what they are talking about.
     
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    stop mountain biking and get one of these, http://www.kawasaki.co.uk/ZX-10R

    ZX-10R, 0-60 is about 2 1/2 seconds and it'll go well over 200, it'll accelerate and corner faster then most roller-coasters

    overall, it's a quick way to die, but it's a nice way to do it
     
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    Yeah that should be fine, I use the front break like 80/20 compared to rear.

    Agreed with evans. They are expensive imho, but they do know their stuff and this bike has only broken down once unlike the halfords one i had before it.

    I am planning to get my license over summer. Prefer Ducati Monster or something chopper-ish.
     
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    the guys are brilliant for bikes --> http://www.downlandcycles.co.uk/

    and talking of bikes someone i know is doing some cycle challenge or something, 100 miles a day for 2 weeks or something

    On the motorbike front just make sure you get something lightweight, no point to large bikes as their basically the same as driving a car with no roof, i mean the whole point of a bike is that it's lightweight

    ducati is also a good choice, just make sure it goes fast whatever it is!
     
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    I prefer the ZXR 750. the ZXR 1000 is pretty cool but it loses its image a little
     
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    but i want 220HP not 120!

    EDIT: not quite, ZX10-R has 207
     
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    Thanks for the link will take a look.

    I want a relatively big bike since I plan to do a lot of long-distances on it. It's more affordable than a car which is handy since I'm also looking for a new place to live and getting new crunchers.
     
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    Just shows what Cheesy knows about motorbikes.... F ALL!:nutkick:
    The ZX10R will not do 200 mph, no motorbike when bought from dealer will do 200mph without serious modification.

    And as for getting something lightweight because big bikes are like a car without a roof, well this proves yet again Cheesy knows F ALL:shadedshu

    Driving around in a car is like being in a dull lifeless tin box, you are too isolated from the outside world, on a motorbike you experience so much more fun and enjoyment.

    And before you say anything Cheesy, yes I do ride a motorbike everyday to work (1300cc Sports Tourer) and I have my car licence and do occasionally drive.

    Rant Over !:mad:

    EDIT at Least Freedom knows something
     
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    you get what you pay for really. Evans are bike specialists, no doubt about that. Ive been in quite a few of their branches and their staff ive come across are in a class of their own compared to Halfords. expensive yes. but well worth the money paid for their expertise.
     

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